6. Use last-minute travel for fun trips, not crucial trips
As mentioned in #5, last-minute travel isn’t appropriate if you’re set on a particular type of suite in a specific type of accommodation at a particular location at your destination, or must travel during specific dates. If everything has to be perfect for your honeymoon, babymoon or March Break getaway, book ahead instead. “Do you really want to skimp on your special trip for the sake of saving some money? Early booking bonuses are offered to stimulate bookings earlier, so take advantage of those if you’re planning a trip for a special occasion,” advises Simpson.